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Rainmaker Recruiting Storyboard Artist & Designer

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Storyboard Artist – Direct-to-DVD Barbie

Category: Storyboard Artist
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are looking for a experienced Storyboard Artist for our direct-to-DVD CG animated Barbie! This is a perfect opportunity for an artist who is experienced and is passionate about drawing and translating the story into a visual medium. Does this sound like you? Then we want you!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Head of Story and/or a Senior Storyboard Artist, the Junior Storyboard Artist uses designs to translate the script pages into storyboard panels.
Creates or cleans-up/modifies story panels that reflect the emotional, action and or comedic intent of a scene/sequence.a
May participate in brainstorming sessions to come up with story, emotional and comedic ideas.
Able to compose shots and indicate screen direction and cutting for effective storytelling.
Focuses on continuity from shot-to-shot in his or her assigned sequence in addition to collaborating with other story artists to ensure continuity from sequence to sequence.
Depending on the project’s requirements, the Junior Storyboard artist generates artwork ranging from thumbnails to digitally enhanced final storyboard panels.
Collaborates with editorial to provide materials to be cut into the story reel.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and/or Head of Story in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker, which include a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.

DVD Production

1+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline is preferred however not required.

Feature Film Production

2-3+ years of working experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Strong drawing skills with the ability to capture character action, emotion and attitude through storyboard panels.
Strong storytelling skills
Strong staging skills.
Must show an aptitude for learning different styles depending on the project’s requirements.
Experience with digital storyboarding tools.
Strong aptitude for verbal and visual presentation skills.
Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives. Shares information and techniques with team members.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self-motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong team player.
Strong aptitude for verbal and visual presentation skills.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set storytelling objectives.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/121/17
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Designer – Direct-to-DVD Barbie

Category: Other
Company: Rainmaker
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

This is your chance to put your spin to an iconic legend! We are looking for a creative Designer for our next direct-to-DVD CG animated Barbie feature. Yet again, she’s a Barbie girl in a Barbie world, and we need your help to create this world. As Designer you will oversee the visual development of the project starting with the conceptualization phase generating the initial design for character, location and props, on to building assets, shot creation and composition. Sounds like you? Then what are you waiting for? Apply with us!

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Under the leadership of the Art Director, the Designer creates designs that support the overall creative vision for the story based on the determined style of the project.
Interprets and implements notes and feedback from the Art Director or Lead in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
Collaborates with modelers to test efficacy of 3D elements, modifying designs as required.
Delivers assignments per project’s schedules.
Adheres to digital file management protocols.
Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker that being a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
Additional duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience preferred.

DVD Production

2-3+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Feature Film Production

4-6+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

A keen eye for the aesthetic needs as well as diverse visual development styles as required by the project.
Working knowledge of anatomy, proportion, perspective and composition. Ability to visualize perspective and 3-dimensional space. Strong drawing, illustration and/or painting skills.
Understanding of CG animation, particularly in modeling and rigging.
Proficiency using Photoshop is required. Familiarity with After Effects, ZBrush, Corel Painter, Illustrator and Maya is considered an asset.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.
Proactively communicates production issues to supervisor. Practices attentive and active listening. Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others. Incorporates feedback and direction received from Director/Supervisor.
Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
Efficient and detail oriented.
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set design objectives.

Apply here:- http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/careers/179/17
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